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post #31 of 49
My shortest ski day was the day I was suppose to meet up with mister crab with out us knowing that the lifts were shutting at 2pm? We did one run down Gadzoom.

Trying to Mountain Bike and skin the same day doesnt always work.
post #32 of 49
Two runs in 1987. Skipped school with a buddy, drove from MA to Crotched Mtn. NH, then broke my thumb on the second run. To make matters worse, I had to call my mom from the hospital and get our insurance info. She asked where I was...... :
post #33 of 49
When my daughter danced, there were a couple of years when dance recitals were held with lunch being servd on Sundays. I would drive an hour and ten minutes to the local hill , ski approx 1 and 1/2 hours and drive home in time to catch the recital.
post #34 of 49

.....the broken thumb scene.....

e,
Did you know...some sizes of hockey gloves fit perfectly over casts!
Gets some strange looks....and even a conversation or two with some of the grim urbanites..:-)

$.01...
Steve
post #35 of 49
Unfortunatly I ski A LOT in the rain....near DC. One night I went up to teach, it was raining hard. Real hard. Everyone was complaining, so I clicked in to get away.....I got very wet....One run up the front lift, down the back side---where the lift closed ater I reached the top...skied the the bottom and the hill closed behind me----after ski patrol cleared the hill I am sure. In all...two runs 1400 feet and I was soaked to the bone. Work clothes back on for the ride home.
post #36 of 49
Jan 9, 2000 My friend and I were driving over Berthoud Pass in his Subaru Imprezza Wagon. A lady in her Cadillac was going way to fast for the conditions and spun out on a turn. Everything went into slow motion. She nailed us head on and bounced us off the guardrail by a 200ft drop. I remember thinking to myself as she came barreling towards us, "Oh Sh** we're not going to get to go skiing today."
post #37 of 49
May 31, 1975. My friends and I loaded up and headed to A-Basin to help shut it down for the season. It was snowing moderately most of the way up, but the roads were only semi-slimey. We got there and unloaded our stuff and went into the lodge for a few minutes to assess the weather.

It was snowing hard in the parking lot, but up on the mountain it was pure white-out. After about 30 minutes some employees came around and told the couple dozen or so die-hards present that the lifts would not be opening today. We loaded up and headed home.

We got to observe a tow truck fetching a State Patrol car out of the ditch on westbound I-70. That was the highlight of our day.

Couldn't ski on May 31 because of too much snow. :
post #38 of 49
My shortest ski day has to be this past January 1 in which I did four runs on my front yard which lies in the flatlands south of Denver. In the 10 years we have lived here this is the first time I have tried this. I would post a picture of my tracks but I haven't been approved for attachments and haven't gotten a response from the administrator of this site.
post #39 of 49
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Originally Posted by roundturns View Post
When my daughter danced, there were a couple of years when dance recitals were held with lunch being servd on Sundays. I would drive an hour and ten minutes to the local hill , ski approx 1 and 1/2 hours and drive home in time to catch the recital.
Now that is being a good dad!
post #40 of 49
I was skiing Heavenly one 3 day weekend and on sunday I just wasnt motivated to get the gear on, trek up to the hill and then have to take it all off again to catch the plane home at the end of the day, but was one big white cloud on the mountain; so i went.

i think i skied about 12 days that year and that day i only skied 2 hours, i just couldnt see jack. it was the worst white out i've been in; and this was april.

i'd give about anything to have that day back now, especially with it being 90 with no snow in sight.
post #41 of 49
There's a ton of times I've only taken 1 run but that's all work related.
post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
My shortest ski day was the day I was suppose to meet up with mister crab with out us knowing that the lifts were shutting at 2pm? We did one run down Gadzoom.

Trying to Mountain Bike and skin the same day doesnt always work.


Yeah, but it was a really good one...

By the way, the maples are turning red in Park City
post #43 of 49
Yesterday my roommate go off the local shuttle bus in Las Lenas and ski to La Rosas (slope side bar) maybe 40 feet - 4 feet of vert. because he made a bet with a chick that he would make it out skiing.
We had a good laugh over that
post #44 of 49
One half run, Telemark skiing, face plant, 3rd degree separated shoulder.
post #45 of 49
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Originally Posted by Mr. Crab View Post
Yeah, but it was a really good one...

By the way, the maples are turning red in Park City
yep, saw the trees turning up near Mount Nebo. ski time is nearin
post #46 of 49
45 minutes at Sugar bowl 6 or 7 years ago. Got to the Top of Silver Belt – zero visibility and freezing rain. We decided it was best to take advantage of Sugar bowl’s program that allows you to return a ticket within the 1st hour for full credit towards another day.
post #47 of 49
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
2 seasons back, over New Years. Lola and I drove over to Killington, we looked around, then at each other, not a word was spoken and we left. We didn't even get out of the car. It was THAT bad.
I believe that was the New Years day that I did one run there! If I remember the day before was decent but pretty warm, then it got super cold overnight and the next day.... the whole mountian was a delayed opening so they could re-groom everything due to the freezing conditions.
post #48 of 49
I compete in club races. One year, I missed about half of the races. In order for me to qualify for finals, I had to complete 3 races. So far, I completed 2. The conditions weren't favorable, so the race organizers opted for 1 run races rather than the standard 2. I wasn't feeling great that day. I inspected the course and did my run.

When I first got on the chairlift and the finishing of my run was less than an hour.

Dennis
post #49 of 49
There have been so many times I've taken one run, or less than one run, that I can't even remember any that stick out. Feature of living ten minutes from the hill.

The ones that stick out are the ones where I forgot something real critical to skiing and had to ski for a while anyways. Poles....done that too many times. Skis...nothing like borrowing from a buddy. Goggles...at least I wear glasses. Boots...game over.
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